Hyd rains: KCR monitors situation; NDRF, Army kept on standby

Hyderabad, Sep 24: With heavy rains causing havoc in the capital and other parts of Telangana, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has ordered officials to set up control rooms in all the districts to reach out to marooned people with necessary relief.

A team of Army personnel today visited some of the marooned areas in Alwal in Ranga Reddy district to asses the situation.

According to an official statement issued by the CM's office at midnight, a 60-member National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team has been kept on the standby in the city for necessary rescue operations.

"Army personnel are also available as and when requested," the release said.

Some of the low lying areas in Hyderabad are still cut off from the rest of the city, even as Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and some NGOs are offering essential food items such as milk towards relief of those affected.